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FIVE SUPER-FOODS TO GET YOU SUPER CHARGED

June 20th 2019 by - Ashuni Pérez

FOR SOME PEOPLE, COFFEE IS AN ABSOLUTE NECESSITY LIKE THE BLOOD IN THEIR VEINS. HOWEVER, DRINKING TOO MUCH COFFEE CAN GIVE YOU JITTERS AND KEEP YOU UP AT NIGHT. NOT TO MENTION, COFFEE CAN SOMETIMES FAIL TO GIVE US THAT ENERGY BOOST WE NEED. LUCKILY, THERE ARE CERTAIN FOODS OUT THERE THAT PROVIDE NATURAL SOURCES OF ENERGY. HERE ARE FIVE SUPER-FOODS THAT CAN HELP YOU MAKE IT PAST THE AFTERNOON SLUMP.

RAW CACAO

THIS AMAZONIAN SUPER-FOOD DOESN’T JUST PLAY A PART IN MAKING DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE, IT’S ALSO PACKED FULL OF POWERFUL NUTRIENTS. ONE COMPONENT, IN PARTICULAR, IS POLY-PHENOL, A NATURAL ANTIOXIDANT. POLYPHENOLS WORK TO IMPROVE BLOOD FLOW AND INCREASE BRAIN FUNCTION. THEY CAN ALSO HELP IMPROVE YOUR CHOLESTEROL AND BLOOD SUGAR, AS WELL AS REDUCE INFLAMMATION. WHO KNEW SOMETHING SO DELICIOUS COULD BE SO GOOD FOR YOU, TOO?

MACA

ORIGINALLY FROM THE ANDES MOUNTAINS IN PERU, THIS MAGICAL ROOT HAS A REPUTATION FOR IMPROVING ENERGY AND STAMINA. TRADITIONALLY, MACA FOUND ITS POPULARITY AMONG THOSE LOOKING TO INCREASE THEIR FERTILITY. THAT’S BECAUSE THIS SUPER-FOOD CAN NATURALLY INCREASE YOUR SEX DRIVE, AS WELL AS, YOUR ENDURANCE AND EVEN IMPROVE YOUR MOOD! WHETHER YOU ARE LOOKING TO INCREASE YOUR LIBIDO OR BE MORE PRODUCTIVE ADDING SOME MACA TO YOUR DIET IT WORTH A TRY.

SPIRULINA

THESE BLUE-GREEN ALGAE HAVE LONG BEEN TOUTED AS A HEALING SUPER-FOOD, PACKED FULL OF ANTIOXIDANTS TO HELP YOUR MIND AND BODY. CHOCK FULL OF IRON, VITAMIN B3, TRYPTOPHAN, AND AMINO ACIDS, SPIRULINA CAN HELP GET YOUR DAILY DOSE VITAMINS AND MINERALS. IT’S THOSE SAME POWERFUL NUTRIENTS THAT MAKE SPIRULINA GREAT FOR ENERGIZING THE BODY. THE VITAMINS THAT SPIRULINA CARRIES HELP INCREASE PHYSICAL ENDURANCE AND IMPROVE MEMORY. YOUR BODY AND MIND WILL FEEL READY TO TAKE ON THE WORLD WITH THE HELP OF THESE CYANOBACTERIA.

GOJI BERRIES

NATIVE TO ASIA, GOJI BERRIES HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO FIGHT OFF THE FLU AND BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM. PEOPLE WHO CONSUME GOJI BERRIES SAY THEY PROVIDE AN ENERGY BOOST, IMPROVE THEIR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE, AND THEIR ABILITY TO CONCENTRATE. THESE TANGY LITTLE RED BERRIES CAN ALSO HELP FIGHT FATIGUE, AID WEIGHT LOSS, AND REDUCE SKIN PIGMENTATION. YOU CAN FIND GOJI BERRIES AT THE SHOP IN DRIED FORM JUST LIKE RAISINS. SPRINKLE THEM INTO YOUR CEREAL AND YOGURT OR JUICE THEM FOR A HEALING RUBY DRINK.

FLAX-SEEDS

WHILE THESE SEEDS HAVE LONG BEEN USED FOR THEIR HEALING PROPERTIES, THEY ARE ONLY RECENTLY GAINING A SUPER-FOOD STATUS. FLAX-SEED IS A GREAT PLANT-BASED SOURCE OF FATTY OMEGA-3 ACIDS. OUR BODIES NEED THOSE ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS FOR BRAIN FUNCTION AND ENERGY PRODUCTION. ADDING LAX-SEEDS OR FLAX-SEED OIL TO YOUR DIET CAN ALSO IMPROVE OXYGEN TRANSFER AND YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM. OF COURSE, THESE ARE ONLY A FEW BENEFITS THAT THIS LITTLE SEED CAN BRING INTO YOUR LIFE.

THE TAKEAWAY

THERE YOU HAVE THEM, FIVE SUPER-FOODS TO SUPERCHARGE YOU AND GET YOU THROUGH THE DAY. BE AS CREATIVE AS YOU LIKE WHEN ADDING THEM TO YOUR DIET. GET READY TO EXPERIENCE THE INFLUX OF ENERGY!

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THE MAGICAL POWERS OF COCONUT OIL

June 3rd 2019 - By Ashuni Pérez

COCONUTS GIVE US SUPER HYDRATING AND VITAMIN-RICH WATER FROM INSIDE THEIR TOUGH BROWN SHELLS. ALTHOUGH, THE HEALING PROPERTIES OF COCONUT DON’T STOP THERE. COCONUT OIL HAS AMAZING POWERS AS WELL! THIS VISCOUS OIL CAN HELP BOOST YOUR METABOLISM, IMPROVE BRAIN FUNCTION, AND WORK AS A HEALTHY SUBSTITUTE FOR UNHEALTHY FATS. HERE ARE A FEW MORE MAGICAL POWERS COCONUT OIL POSSESSES.

SOOTHES SKIN

CHANCES ARE YOU ARE NO STRANGER TO SEEING COCONUT OIL LISTED AS AN INGREDIENT IN SKINCARE PRODUCTS. IT’S NO SURPRISE AS COCONUT OIL MOISTURISES SKIN, REDUCES WRINKLES, AND EVEN RELIEVES ECZEMA. DAB A BIT OF OIL ONTO ANY TROUBLE AREAS AND LEAVE IT ON OVERNIGHT. YOUR SKIN WILL BE FEELING BETTER BY MORNING.

ACCELERATES WOUND HEALING

COCONUT OIL ALSO HELPS IMPROVE DAMAGED SKIN. YOU CAN USE IT TO HEAL CHAPPED LIPS AND SOOTHE CRACKED HEELS. USE IT AS A SALVE TO TREAT OPEN WOUNDS, BURNS, OR RASHES. FOR EXTRA HEALING POWER, MIX COCONUT OIL WITH ESSENTIAL OILS LIKE LAVENDER, MELALEUCA OR FRANKINCENSE. THESE OILS WORK TOGETHER TO QUICKEN THE HEALING PROCESS.

PROTECTS HAIR

THIS SUPER MOISTURISING OIL CAN HELP REPAIR AND SOFTEN HAIR. COCONUT OIL REDUCES HAIR PROTEIN LOSS AND KEEPS YOUR HAIR HEALTHY. NOT TO MENTION, IT CAN HELP COMBAT DANDRUFF WHEN PLACED ON THE SCALP. IT EVEN WORKS TO ELIMINATE FRIZZ AND DE-TANGLE HAIR. COCONUT OIL MIGHT JUST BECOME YOUR NEW HAIR-CARE STAPLE.

PROMOTES DENTAL HEALTH

COCONUT OIL’S POWERFUL ANTIBACTERIAL AND ANTI-FUNGAL PROPERTIES MAKE IT PERFECT FOR CARING FOR YOUR TEETH. STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT ‘OIL PULLING’ WITH COCONUT OIL IS AS EFFECTIVE AS RINSING WITH MOUTHWASH. FOR THAT CLEAN MOUTH TASTE, ADD BAKING SODA AND A FEW DROPS OF PEPPERMINT OIL TO THE MIX. YOUR TEETH WILL THANK YOU!

PROTECTS FROM SUN DAMAGE

SPF OCCURS NATURALLY IN COCONUT OIL. IN FACT, SOME STUDIES ASSIGNED IT AN SPF OF 4-7. WHILE THAT’S QUITE LOW, IT IS ENOUGH TO HELP PREVENT SUN DAMAGE AND HEAL SUNBURNED SKIN. BEAR IN MIND THAT YOU DO NEED TO REAPPLY REGULARLY. IF YOU PLAN TO BE IN FULL SUN AT THE HOTTEST TIMES OF DAY, CONVENTIONAL SUNSCREEN MIGHT BE BEST.

FIGHTS CANDIDA

IF YOU’RE A WOMAN, YOU’VE PROBABLY HAD A YEAST INFECTION BEFORE. THE TREATMENTS THAT YOU PURCHASE AT A PHARMACY CAN BE HARD ON YOUR VAGINAL ECOSYSTEM. COCONUT OIL IS A GREAT NATURAL ALTERNATIVE. ITS ANTI-FUNGAL PROPERTIES WORK JUST AS HARD TO KILL CANDIDA AS OTHER COMMONLY PRESCRIBED CREAMS.

HELPS WITH HOUSEHOLD CHORES

FANS OF CLEVER LIFE HACKS MAY ALREADY KNOW THAT COCONUT OIL HELPS SAVE TIME AND EFFORT IN THE HOME. YOU CAN USE IT TO REMOVE STAINS AND WASH CLOTHES NATURALLY. COCONUT OIL CAN EVEN SHINE YOUR FURNITURE AND POLISH YOUR SHOES. IN A PINCH, THIS OIL ALSO HELPS UNSTUCK CHEWING GUM AND UNZIP STUCK ZIPPERS.

THE TAKEAWAY

COCONUT OIL WORKS LIKE A MAGIC WAND TO SOLVE A VARIETY OF PROBLEMS. FROM SKINCARE TO HEALTHCARE, THIS OIL HAS GOT YOU COVERED. TRY SOME OF THESE USES FOR COCONUT OIL TODAY AND SEE FOR YOURSELF!

SHOP: NAPHTALYWORLD COCONUT SHELL CANDLE

~ EUCALYPTUS ~

OCTOBER 18, 2017 - By Naphtaly Maria Zimmerman

EUCALYPTUS TREES AND SHRUBS ARE FROM THE MYRTLE FAMILY, THE NAME IS DERIVED FROM THE GREEK WORD "EUCALYPTOS" MEANING " WELL COVERED". THERE ARE ABOUT 300 TYPES OF EUCALYPTUS, HOWEVER MOST ESSENTIAL OILS DISTILLED FROM THE EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS ALSO NAME THE AUSTRALIAN’S BELOVED BLUE GUM. OTHERS SUCH AS EUCALYPTUS CITRIODORA ALSO KNOWN AS LEMON SCENTED.

THE EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (BLUE GUM) THESE LEAVES ARE LONG, BLUISH-GREEN, CREAMY WHITE FLOWERS. THE TREE IS NATIVE TO BRAZIL, PORTUGAL, SPAIN, AUSTRALIA, CALIFORNIA, TASMANIA AND CHINA IN WHICH MOST EUCALYPTUS OIL IS PRODUCED. WHILE THE EUCALYPTUS CITRIODORA (LEMON SCENTED) LEAVES ARE OVAL, NARROW AND TAPERING MAINLY CULTIVATED IN CHINA AND BRAZIL.

~ EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS ~

THE MAIN CONSTITUENT OF EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS IS 80% EUCALYPTOL, AMYL ALCOHOL, ETHYL ALCOHOL VARIOUS ALDEHYDES, CAMPHENE, EUDESMOL, PINENE AND AROMADENDRENE. THIS OIL IS EXTRACTED BY STEAM DISTILLATION OF THE LEAVES AND YOUNG TWIGS, THE AROMA IS HEAD-CLEARING AND COOLING.

AROMATHERAPY USES FOR EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS: BLISTERS, BURNS, CHICKENPOX, COLD SORES, CUTS, INSECT BITES AND STINGS, ARTHRITIC PAIN, HAY FEVER, COLDS AND FLU.

EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS AESTHETIC BLENDING: THIS VARIETY OF EUCALYPTUS CAN BE BLEND WITH LAVENDER, FRANKINCENSE, THYME, ROSEMARY, LEMON, MARJORAM, MYRRH, PINE, BERGAMOT, CEDARWOOD AND CHAMOMILE.

~ EUCALYPTUS CITRIODORA ~

THE EUCALYPTUS CITRIODORA (LEMON SCENTED) OIL IS A PALE-YELLOW LIQUID WITH A STRONG CITRONELLA AROMA AND REFRESHING.

AROMATHERAPY USES FOR EUCALYPTUS CITRIODORA: INSECT REPELLENT, BRONCHITIS, THROAT INFECTIONS, FOOT CUTS, GRAZES AND MORE.

AROMATHERAPY USES FOR EUCALYPTUS CITRIODORA: THIS TYPE OF EUCALYPTUS IS VERY STRONG AND THEREFORE DOES NOT BLEND WELL WITH OTHER ESSENCES. HOWEVER, IT IS ACCEPTABLE WHEN BLENDED CAREFULLY WITH PALMAROSA, CYPRESS, TEA TREE AND GERANIUM.

~ SUGGESTIONS ~

USE EUCALYPTUS CITRIODORA (LEMON SCENTED) FOR :

1. SUGGESTED FOR CHEST RUB, INSOMNIA, FLU OR SIMPLY NOSE BLOCKED!

REGULAR INHALATION OF STEAM HELPS TO CLEAR THE NASAL PASSAGES AND RELIEVES EXCESS SPUTUM AND IRRITANTS. THIS WILL ELIMINATE SOME OF THE SYMPTOMS OF ALLERGIES SUCH AS STUFFY NOSE, SNEEZING AND SORE THROAT.

RECIPES:

A. POUR BOILING WATER INTO A LARGE BOWL.

B. ADD THREE TO FOUR DROPS OF ESSENTIAL OIL ACCORDING TO TASTE AND ADD 3 LEAVES OF EUCALYPTUS AS WELL. (YOU MAY USE PEPPERMINT, ROSEMARY, OR TEA TREE OIL AS WELL.)

C. LEAN OVER THE BOWL AND GENTLY COVER HER HEAD WITH A TOWEL.

D. BREATHE DEEPLY 5-10 MINUTES OF STEAM, FOLLOWED BY THOROUGH WRINGING OF THE NOSE.

E. REPEAT SEVERAL TIMES A DAY UNTIL YOU FEEL NORMAL.

EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (BLUE GUM)

2. SUGGESTED STEAM: EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (BLUE GUM}

HANG IT IN THE SHOWER FOR NATURAL AROMA THERAPY. THE STEAM WILL RELEASE BENEFICIAL OILS

3. SUGGESTED MASSAGE OR VAPORISING TO EASE BREATHING AND FUGITIVE THE AIR: EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (BLUE GUM) FOR ACUTE BRONCHITIS AND CATARRH –

25ML VEGETABLE BASE OIL

3 DROPS OF LAVENDER

5 DROPS OF EUCALYPTUS OIL

4 DROPS OF MYRRH

EUCALYPTUS CAN BE USE IN SEVERAL WAYS ESPECIALLY IN MASSAGE TO RELIEVE PAIN IN RHEUMATISM, FIBROSITIS, MUSCULAR ACHES.

EUCALYPTUS CONSIDERED TOXIC IN LARGE AMOUNT, THIS OIL MUST NEVER BE TAKEN INTERNALLY AS RELATIVELY CAN BE FATAL, ESPECIALLY TO CHILDREN.

PLEASE DO NOT USE IN BATH, AS ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE SUGGESTS THAT THE OIL CAN IRRITATE SKIN IF USED IN THE BATH.

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WEST INDIAN

BAY LEAF

September 6TH 2017 - By Naphtaly Maria Zimmerman

ORIGINS

A small medium-sized tree, bay grows wild in the West Indies and Venezuela, where it is also cultivated. It is a sturdy evergreen shrub and tree family of the Myrtle family.

MOST COMMON USES

Good general tonic

Good for the hair

Helps to reduce fever

Help relieve muscle cramps and aches

Beneficial in improving appetite

Strong pulmonary antiseptic

Good for colds, influenza and bronchitis

Used to season stews, vegetables, pickles

Used in perfumery, also to aromatise Bay rum and other toiletries

Uplifts people who tend to be depressive or to lack stamina

ESSENTIAL OIL

Steam distillation of the leaves produces an oil that varies in colour from yellow to dark brown. It’s warm, pungent, spicy, medicinal, herbaceous aroma, fruity smell.

CAUTION

Bay oil has a high eugenol content and may irritate the skin and mucus membranes, AVOID DURING PREGNANCY.

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3 TECHNIQUES FOR RELAXATION

MARCH 8, 2017 - By Naphtaly Maria Zimmerman

Everyone deserves time to relax, you deserve it. You don’t need to to go to the spa, leisure centre or a retreat for relaxation. NaphtalyWorld will demonstrate ways in less than 20 minutes for stress-relieving.

1. Breathe in and breathe out

Take few minutes to focus on your breathing, sit up straight, put one hand on your belly, and close your eyes.

Breathe deeply, inhale slowly and exhale through your mouth.

Breathing deeply counters the effect of stress by slowing the heart rate and lowering blood pressure.

2. Meditate

When it comes to meditation, majority think it’s about chanting but really it is spending time in the moment and focus on your senses and you will feel less tense.

Your mind will be at ease and your brain can start stimulating.

Any of these repetitive actions such as painting, swimming, any activity that can swift your attention calm in the present.

3. Drink hot tea

There are several herbs that could give you the sedative effect you may need during hardships.

Most herbs should steep between 5 to 10 minutes, if you want to use fresh herbs, I’ll advise to put 3 tablespoons or if you are using dried herbs use 1 teaspoon with hot water.

There are a lot of tea, however I will state few that are good for relaxation.

Chamomile - Traditional herb favourite for its calming influence, it helps to decrease mild anxiety, it help soothe the stomach.

Green tea - Besides it’s high antioxidant content, green tea offers health and beauty. It helps you to relax as it contains theanine. Green tea does contain caffeine, you may want to try decaffeinate kind for relaxation.